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Again, on the frieze of the western wing of the palace's second level, there are two tableaux, one to the left, the other right, that bracket the large mask of Chaac. These reliefs depict the Descending God Ah Mucen Cab, the bee god, escorted right and left by Kukulkan, the plumed serpent. The Descending God also puts in an appearance at the inner precinct of Tulum, and at Coba atop Nohoch Mul in Quintana Roo. Above each doorway, on the third level, an isolated ornament of stucco has crumbled away. Tatiana Proskouriakoff suggests that these once supported human figures that projected above the roof to break its silhouette. She argues that the Palace of Sayil is one of the most satisfactory structures created by the Maya (from An Album of Maya Architecture).

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  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 502] (1551)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-05-15
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-03-08 3:51
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